Over the years my knowledge of Scottish words and Scottish slang has increased immeasurably. However I would claim (I might even be right) that many of these unique Scottish words … Continue reading Bamberg – Bampot
The bombing of Coventry occurred on the night of 14 November 1940. When more than 400 German bombers attacked Coventry, leaving a trail of destruction. Before World War Two, Coventry … Continue reading Sent to Coventry
The legendary six-minute single by Queen, is what many call the greatest song ever written. It’s still one of the best-selling rock singles of all time, was voted The Song of the … Continue reading Bohemian Rhapsody
During my adolescence I spent many a happy Saturday afternoon in the Regent Cinema in Stanford-le-Hop, watching 1960’s ‘Classic’ war films (It’s probably a boy thing). This movie diet created … Continue reading The Great Escape
Many of us have our downs and our ups, for example: three decades ago, the Springboks were widely viewed as a pawn or a symbol of the white-minority apartheid regime. … Continue reading Berlin’s Up’s Downs
Germany is a country with a long and rich tradition in folklore, with stories many us know and love. It’s also the birthplace of the Brothers Grimm, storytellers who collected … Continue reading It’s Grimm up North
The German word Liebe translates in English as Love. So, Liebesbankweg = Love Bank Path. I learnt the word Liebe a while ago whilst I was on one of the … Continue reading Liebesbankweg
Looking back, the education I received in my formative years largely passed me by. Algebra, grammar and the periodic table all failed to make a lasting impression. However I do … Continue reading I’ve lost my hat?